Grey matter origin, content function...

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Posted by Q ( on January 17, 2000 at 11:36:27:

In Reply to: holes posted by hub on January 17, 2000 at 07:09:57:

I'm still not clear on the origin, content and function of the extra grey matter.

As to origin -- Is it an organic growth, extra cells, cancerous, mutant, or is it just a chemical or mineral deposit. If these are extra brain cells then it seems that some mutation has occured. Are they brain cells or are they just cells in the brain?

As to content -- If they are not brain cells at all, then what do they contain or what is the extra grey matter composed of? Is it a container for something else, like chemicals?

As to function -- Perhaps its function is only as a clocking mechanism and not otherwise related to the CH-pain process. It seems like the timing mechanism is likely to function like both a calander (for seasonality) and a clock (for time-of-day). Perhaps it has no direct function other than being a pathway linking the euphoria seeking part directly or indirectly to the pain mechanism.

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